Greg became the Senior Pastor of Cedar Crest in December, 1997. A native of Dothan, Alabama, Greg received his Bachelor of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Mary, have two adult children, Niki and Nathan.
Lynn joined the Cedar Crest staff as Administrative Pastor in January 2013 after retiring from a 30+ year career in health care management. He, his wife Donna, and 3 sons (Josh, Justin, and Jacob), have been members at CCBC since 1988.
Dee joined the staff of Cedar Crest in October 2012. He and his wife Tami have 3 children, Johnathan, Emma, and Chloe. Dee has served in churches for over 25 years. Dee graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance and a Master's in Theatre.
Jeremy is our Worship Associate and leads our Praise and Worship Team and band on Sunday mornings. His responsibilities include vision casting for worship services, planning and preparing for Sunday worship, leading the Praise Team and band each week and working with members of the AVL team to make our Sunday morning services the best they can be. Jeremy has experience in all aspects of worship leadership, serving churches in this area for more than 20 years. Jeremy and his wife, Dana, and children, Dara and Levi, have been at Cedar Crest since the beginning of 2023.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Lydia is our Children’s Ministry Coordinator with a passion for loving and serving children and families. She is married to Cody Garlington, and together they have two daughters. Lydia graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. During her 7 years of teaching public school, she earned Ouachita Parish Top 5 Elementary Teachers of the Year. Feeling a call to serve in the church, she then joined Cedar Crest staff in September of 2022.
Jodi Beach is married to Larry and has been the financial secretary since late 2017. She and Larry have been long time members of Cedar Crest and have served in various ways over the years. She and Larry live in Farmerville where they are building their dream home with their own hands.
MISSIONS & OUTREACH COORDINATOR, DISCIPLE LIFE DIRECTOR
Jim and his wife, Kathryn have been members at Cedar Crest since February of 1990. Together, Jim and Kathryn have five children and share eleven grandchildren. He has served as a volunteer at Cedar Crest leading some of our educational efforts and has previous experience in the retail business as an owner and a leader in an organization that care for people with development disabilities.
Beth came on staff on October 1, 2022 as an Administrative Assistant working with the Pastoral Staff. She is a native of Louisiana, but has also lived in Arkansas and Texas. For the past 17 years she has been employed in the medical field working as administrative support for the Medical Director, Chief Nursing Officer, and AVP of Operations. Beth has been a member at CCBC for the past 17 years, moving here when her husband Steve became the Worship Pastor at CCBC in April of 2005. Beth has three children, Steve, Jr., Elizabeth, and Matthew and five grandchildren.
Melanie joined the Cedar Crest staff, as the General Secretary, in July of 2022. She has 17 years of previous church secretarial experience. She is married to Tony & they have two dogs.
George has been the custodian at Cedar Crest since 2016. He is responsible for keeping the Worship Center and Education Building clean and setting up for special events. George and his wife Karen have been members since 1998.
VOLUNTEER STUDENT MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Blaine is employed by RAB, Inc. which is industrial service company specializing in refractory and corrosion resistant masonry. Blaine is married to Anna Lee who is a registered nurse. Blaine and Anna Lee have been members at Cedar Crest since 2017 and has coordinated all student ministry activities here at Cedar Crest since September of 2022. Blaine and Anna Lee have been involved in student ministry for several years even before coming to Cedar Crest.
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Buster is the owner of Host Marketing which is a full-service creative agency that provides next level marketing support for any brand or business. Buster has been employed by Cedar Crest since 2022 to coordinate our marketing and social media efforts. He is married to Brooklyn and they have 4 children. Buster and his family have been members of Cedar Crest since 2020.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & TECHNICAL SUPPORT COORDINATOR
Magen is responsible for assisting the pastoral staff and worship team by overseeing all aspects of computer graphics and design. She is also involved with support services in AVL and Livestream to help utilize technology efficiently, effectively, and strategically in order to enhance the experience of those attending worship at Cedar Crest. Magen is the godmother of 4 and an auntie of 5. She has been a member of Cedar Crest since 2022.